The Women’s and Men’s senior National Road Race Championships, due to have taken place in East Yorkshire on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July respectively, have been cancelled following the exceptional rainfall in the area earlier this week. The Elite Circuit Series event scheduled for 29th June in Beverley has also been cancelled.
The decision to cancel the event was made by the Humberside police on Wednesday morning. They are stretched to capacity and struggling to meet the demand currently placed on them following the torrential rain, which has left many homes and businesses in the area under water. The BBC 5-day weather forecast suggests further rain, which can only add to the difficulties currently being experienced in the area.
Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s Cycle Sport and Membership Director, said: “Along with the organisers of the weekend’s events, we are very disappointed, but completely understand the decision of the Police, given the current situation on Humberside. The organisers have expressed a desire to re-run the entire weekend if at all possible this year but understandably they want to concentrate on communicating and cancelling this major event before exploring alternative arrangements.”